Sellers Frequently Asked Questions
What is a consignment agency?
High Fashion Society acts a consignment agent for those who wish to sell their AUTHENTIC pre-owned luxury designer fashion goods on your behalf. You give us your luxury goods and we’ll sell them for you ensuring you get the best price and then we take a small cut for our hard work.
A consignment agency is also known as designer resale, a dress agency or clothes agency.
What types of items can High Fashion Society sell for me?
Products we specialise in range from:
- Leather Goods: Handbags, Shoes, Belts, Wallets, Purses, Luggage
- Clothes: Dresses, Suits, Coats, Jackets, Shoes, Separates
- Accessories: Scarves, Belts, Hats, Brooches, Gloves
- Jewellery: (fine & costume): Watches, Chains, Bracelets, Rings
What designer brands does the High Fashion Society sell on consignment?
We only strictly act as an agent for the selling of High Fashion luxury brands. Click here to see our full brand A – Z directory.
If you do not see a brand in the directory that you consider to be a high fashion designer, then contact us to see if we will be happy to sell it for you.
What condition are you willing to sell my items in?
We only sell authentic designer items that are new or in nearly new, gently used and clean condition, we always request original packaging, authenticity cards, date and proof of purchase to be provided where possible.
How can I become a consignor and start selling my luxury goods through High Fashion Society?
Before we can sell for you, you must be a member of the High Fashion Society and all goods need to be approved.
How does the approval process work?
Approval is conducted in two stages initially via photographic inspection to ensure that all goods meet the standards of the High Fashion Society’s sales quality and criterion, following the first stage goods are then manually inspected by our team of trusted and experienced merchandisers to examine for any undeclared damage and Authenticity. Online approval takes up to 48 hours.
Any goods that do not pass approval will be declined.
How do I get my items to High Fashion Society?
After your goods have passed approval you can then get your items to us by:
* Shipping them to us via a trusted and reliable courier
* Arranging a collection
* Drop of to our Mayfair, London office - by appointment only.
Can I get help selecting items to sell?
If you require assistance selecting items then why not book a wardrobe revamp. The service we provide will also benefit those wishing to de-clutter, refashion their wardrobes and modify their image.
How much commission does High Fashion Society charge for selling my items?
We charge the lowest commission rates on the market, our commission ranges from 30% - 50% of the final sale price of sale. You will be charged according to your memebership tier. It's 30% for VIP members - we recommend whis tier for those selling large quanitities of high value items. 50% for standard members. See full details of membership tiers here.
How will I receive funds from my items that have sold?
We will notify you on a weekly basis to give you a status update of items that have and have not been sold. We will pay you for any sold items 30 days after the completion of the sale.
What happens if my goods don’t sell?
If your goods appear to not be performing very well then we will review the selling price and reduce it at your consent, or return it to you. We do suggest to allow for around 6 months for items to sell but they will usually sell much sooner.
Would High Fashion Society consider buying my goods from me?
High Fashion Society would consider buying only certain items such as Handbags from Chanel and Hermés. Contact us for more info.
My question is not listed here?
Please read our terms and conditions or contact us if a frequently asked question is not listed here.
Our aim is to develop an ongoing relationship with our members as fashion trends are constantly changing which means that if you are an individual who likes to stay up to date with fashion then your wardrobe will need to be constantly changing too.